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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
newest destroyer in the navy fleet is named after navy s.e.a.l. michael murphy killed in 2005 while fighting one of the fiercest battles in nas.e.a.l. history. >> it bears the name of a great american. >> reporter: lieutenant murphy was the leader of a four-man team on a reconnaissance mission. the s.e.a.l.s came across three goat herders, but despite the risk they would betray the s.e.a.l.s presence to the taliban and murphy ordered them released and not killed. >> wouldn't even cross his mind to injure a noncombatant. >> reporter: as feared, the taliban were tipped off and attacked. his team outnumbered 10-1, fought back. they radioed for backup, but in a selfless act to save his men, murphy moved into the open, immediately drawing enemy fire to make a desperate call for help. >> he took two rounds to the back and dropped down and sat back up, picked the phone back up and started talking again. >> reporter: 19 servicemen died that day. >> it is your teammate who lays down his life for yours. >> reporter: murphy was posthumously awarded the congressional medal of honor for his char
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